This free module allows engineers to select, test, and order Bimba parts easily. It uses selected criteria to narrow a search for the right part and size, then makes it easy to get a model number for ordering. Engineers can also enter known model numbers and test the respective products virtually, seeing how the product holds up in changes in speed velocity and force. There are also 2D and 3D CAD drawings available.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.